Oakland County Exceeds Economic Forecast, Projects Continued Growth

University of Michigan Economists, Donald Grimes and Dr. Gabriel Ehrlich, address the media in a press conference with Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson.

Good news dominated both reports and forecasts at last Thursday’s 32nd Economic Outlook Luncheon.

The Luncheon, held at the Marriott Hotel in Troy, featured keynote addresses from two University of Michigan Economists: Dr. Gabriel Ehrlich and Dr. Donald Grimes. Ehrlich and Grimes co-authored this year’s Economic Outlook Summary, which compiled highly-detailed data on job growth, population trends, and economic forecasts as far ahead as 2019.

According to the report, Oakland County has added an average of 15,771 jobs per year since 2009. In 2016, in-county employers added 16,475 new jobs, an overall increase of 2.3%. 2016’s growth rate surpassed the numbers for both 2014 and 2015, which saw increases of 1.9% and 2.1%, respectively. Continue reading

Watch or Listen in! 2017 Oakland County State of the County

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The 2017 Oakland County State of the County will be held Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Auburn Hills Marriott PontiacOakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will be addressing over 600 Oakland County business, community, and political leaders at this invitation-only event. The County Executive will highlight why 2017 will be a big year for Oakland County. From the latest in Emerging Sectors to improvements in public safety, Patterson will outline why Oakland County’s best accomplishments still lie ahead. The winner of the Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 will also be revealed during the address.  Continue reading

March Business Workshops

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The Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center is offering March Workshops to help take your start-up or seasoned business to the next level. Classes range from business expansion to mastering LinkedIn and small business loan assistance. Register now to speak with experts and business professionals on a wide range of topics to help your business continue to run smoothly or get it off the ground.

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2016 Oakland County State of the County

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The 2016 Oakland County State of the County Address created an air of excitement and positivity throughout the night. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson spoke to an audience of 600 attendees last week, exclaiming that, “The state of the Oakland County is strong! Amazingly strong. Vibrant,” and that he is enthusiastic about the direction in which the county is headed.

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